Blood and Politics in “Killing Them Softly”

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Watching Killing Them Softly, one can almost picture the “a-ha” moment when writer/director Andrew Dominik was reading “Cogan’s Trade,” the book on which it is based, and came up with the idea of setting this story during the early days … Continue reading

Fall Political Movie Preview, Part One: Republican

WBD-120 - Viola Davis, left, and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in WON’T BACK DOWN.

Every fall, major studios and independent films alike trot out their prestige pictures. Even though the Academy Awards have undergone a series of rules changes to be more friendly towards blockbusters, the fall season is still traditionally reserved for serious … Continue reading

6 Movies That Will Impact Obama’s Re-Election

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People are naturally more interested in politics during a presidential election year. Frankly, the subject is hard to avoid. Come fall, the evening news will lead with the campaign every night. “Saturday Night Live” will all of a sudden be … Continue reading